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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by stitchclimber, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. stitchclimber

    stitchclimber St. Louis Active Member

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    I don't normally wear a watch, (just use my phone). But I'd like to get something affordable and rugged for hunting, shooting and camping.

    The requirements are as follows: waterproof, lit or glow hands, light weight, it must have a second hand or counter.

    I don't care if its digital or analog but it must be rugged and affordable.
    What do you guys use?
     
  2. M.Link

    M.Link Guest

    Buy a G-Shock. Ive had mine for years, it once sat in a pan of gas for a hour or so...very good watches for around $100.
     
  3. fyrediver

    fyrediver Seattle Active Member

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  4. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    If you can find a used Rolex, they are really sturdy.

    You can hand it off to the kids when they are worthy.

    May not be affordable though. They run about $1,900 used. ($7.500 new)

    In a pinch, they can be used as currency, or fast cash also.

    Kind of a SHTF timepiece.:laugh::laugh:
     
  5. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    Casio or Armitron both work great for everything you mentioned, and you can get a great one in the $30-$50 range.
     
  6. riverrat373

    riverrat373 Washington State Member

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    I have a Timex (Yes Timex!) that has a flat black body with a black nylon band. It also has a second hand and glow-in-the dark numerals. It only loses about 1 second every 3 months and has taken lots of abuse. The best part? It only cost me $29.99 at Bi-Mart when on sale!
     
  7. magnum

    magnum Springfield American....'nuff said

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    A 2nd for a timex indiglo:thumbup:. They are cheap, durable and come in many different style to suit your needs.
     
  8. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    I always keep a cheap timex indiglo for hunting and other active chores etc... The synthetic bands are soft and quiet. They withstand any rain and I dont worry if I scratch it or happen to break it (they are pretty tough too). I have other 'cool' watches I wear for other occasions but these less than $30 timex watches have served me very well for a long time.
     
  9. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I am absolute death to watches. Industrial solvents, impact, vibration,
    grinding and welding sparks.

    Casio's are the only brand that lasts. Cheap black plastic case/band or
    $100 G-Shock--- eventually the welding slag or scratches make them
    hard to read or I destroy the band--but they still tell time.
     
  10. Bajablast

    Bajablast Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    opplanet-wenger-swiss-military-mens-and-ladies-classic-field-stainless-steel-watches.jpg

    I have a Timex for work, but for everything else, I have a Wenger Swiss Military Model like the one shown. Metal case, sapphire crystal, glow in the dark numerals, leather band, etc......

    You can pick these up at Fred Meyers for around $70. One of the best I have ever owned.

    I have a Swiss made Victorinox also, and have owned Timex, Seiko, Movado, among others, but the Wenger is my fave.........

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    INTENTION OF ARRIVING SAFELY IN A PRETTY AND WELL
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    PROCLAIMING----WOW----WHAT A RIDE!!!"
     
  11. greydog111

    greydog111 peoples repubilik of Oregon Active Member

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    Luminox navy seal. Really accurate, exceptional luminosity, durable, waterproof, lightweight, and a major cool factor to boot. Greydog.
     
  12. M.Link

    M.Link Guest

    Those Navy SEALS watches are pretty spendy.
     
  13. greydog111

    greydog111 peoples repubilik of Oregon Active Member

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    Yup. Lifes too short to wear cheap shoes or watches. If you're late due to your water filled non ticking timepiece, will the cost matter? If it means life or death in combat, do you want to trust it to a Timex? Even the Gshock is junk comparatively speaking.
     
  14. M.Link

    M.Link Guest

    I agree they are much better than a G Shock and many other watches, I've come close to buying one a few times. Just spend my money on other things first lol
     
  15. stitchclimber

    stitchclimber St. Louis Active Member

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    I spend my money on quality ammo, and tires, a good watch falls pretty low on my list.
     
  16. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    I caution against anything with a metal band if you work on cars frequently and may forget to take your watch off...
     
  17. Artilleryman

    Artilleryman Originally from the central midwest but have reloc Active Member

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    timex indiglo would be an excellent choice...inexpensive, durable, simple to operate, etc.....definitely the best bang for your $$....